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How to Build a Resume That Stands Out Visually To Help Your Teen Land Their First Job

Creating a captivating resume that sparkles bright enough to catch an employer's attention is an art on its own terms.


With the ramp up pressure kids experience at school and the need to sign up to too many extracurricular activities, it’s no surprise how the number of teens employed have been declining over the past decades.
There are many benefits (and risks) of adolescent employment. The decision to allow your teen to have an after school job should be a well thought-out family decision based on how well they can manage responsibilities, time management and money.


But if your teen is ready to take the plunge the first thing they need to figure out is how to build a resume that stands out even if they don’t have any work experience.


But where to start? How do can you create a snapshot of your ambitions, show your strengths and interests and captive an employers attention?
This is the part Canvas comes in and rescues the day. If you are unfamiliar Canvas, this is a graphic-design t…

Thru My Lens Pictures of the Week 4/30/2010

Happiness is finding delight in the little things. 
Photo by @papachote 




Happiness is knowing someone really cares. Photo by Renee (Aka Shalunya)


Happiness is taking our new shelter dog  for his first stroll in the city. Photo by @lizacardona

Pictures are posted every Friday. If you want your photo to be featured you can email to: capturinghappiness@yahoo.com

Thru my lens pictures of the week 4/23/2010

Happiness is when your cat loves you as much as you love him - Ollie and Colin Photo by Dianna R. (Free Sample Momma)


Happiness is having some Paradise Cake  From King's Hawaiian Bakery! Photo by  Ernest Sanada (@ernsand


Happiness is watching my boys play on the beach at sunset. Photo by Tanya Ponce (@MauiMami)

Happiness pictures can be sent to capturinghappiness@yahoo.com or can be posted via twitter with the #thrumylens hashtag

Thru my Lens Project – Spreading Happiness One Picture at a Time

Happiness is contagious. Help me spread it!
I’m a true believer that Happiness is fundamental to human existence. I also believe that online social networks plays a critical role in spreading happiness around the world.
A new study that followed a large group of people for 20 years concluded that happiness is more contagious than previously thought.

“Your happiness depends not just on your choices and actions, but also on the choices and actions of people you don’t even know who are one, two and three degrees removed from you,” said Dr. Nicholas A. Christakis, author of the study, to be published in BMJ, a British journal.
If your friend’s friend’s friend becomes happy, that has a bigger impact on you being happy than putting an extra $5,000 in your pocket.
People with the most social connections -- friends, spouses, neighbors, relatives -- were also the happiest, the data showed. "Each additional happy person makes you happier," Christakis said.
"Imagine that I am connec…

Wordless Wednesday - The Bluebird of Happiness Bus

This photo is courtesy of one of our Twitter followers @GioLovesYou

Quote of the Week

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.”  
Lao-Tzu

Australian ABC launches internet-only reality game called Project Bluebird!

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has launched its first internet-only alternate reality drama.Bluebird AR is a new way of experiencing drama as it unfolds in real-time across the internet. You're invited to engage with this drama, either by involving yourself in the events or watching as they unfold - the level of commitment is entirely up to you.

Alternate reality narratives such as Bluebird involve a fictional scenario that occurs and is played out against a backdrop of real world activity.
The events and characters in the story are entirely fictional but they interact with reality online, including existing social media spaces and through websites created by the ABC.
For more information on alternate reality games (ARG), click here. Why is the ABC doing this?
Just as Literature, Radio, Television and Cinema offer well established mediums for drama, Online is reaching a level of maturity as a medium to offer its own compelling stories. But with a new language that involves in…

New Study Claims: Success of Near and Dears’ is the Source of Ultimate Happiness

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, England, found that both men and women believe a satisfied, settled family life is the source of ultimate happiness for them.  The Cambridge study was carried out by Professor Jacqueline Scott, Dr. Anke Plagnol and Dr. Jane Nolan and appears in a new book, Gender Inequalities In The 21st Century, published by Edward Elgar.
The study compiled the views of more than 10,000 people. Taken at face value, their responses appeared to confirm gender stereotypes, with more men for example mentioning "finance" in connection with their well-being and women more commonly referring to their families.
Closer analysis, however, revealed that many respondents were linking their own happiness with that of the people closest to them, but phrasing that link in gender-specific terms.
Men, for instance, often connected financial security with well-being because they still see themselves as "breadwinners". Similarly, women were more likely t…

Wordless Wednesday - Happiness Street Found in Georgia

Yesterday while searching for a park I accidentally ended up on this street. I stopped the car and took a picture. Maybe is a sign that we should move to this neighborhood LOL. 




Healing Spaces - Which home changes bring the most happiness?

I always said that is not how expensive your house is but how happy it makes you feel when you step in. According to a recent study our surrounding environment  has a significant impact on our immunological system and our ability to heal. Therefore, the way we decorate our home starting with wall color,  furniture arrangement, and use of space can enhance or damage our health.Dr. Esther Sternberg, expert on neural-immune science and author of The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions, is a leading researcher exploring the connections between the areas of the brain that control immunity with those that generate feelings and thought. She makes a convincing case about how a comforting environment can aid physical healing.

Sternberg immerses us in the discoveries that have revealed a complicated working relationship between the senses, the emotions, and the immune system. First among these is the story of the researcher who, in the 1980s, found that hospital pa…

Cartoon of the Week

Happiness Girly Twitter background

The designers from Twitterrevolutions have created these wonderful Twitter's background free to download. Now you can all have a more "happier" profile. Games are coming soon and  new designs are posted daily so make sure you visit their site frequently.